17th Century

17th Century

1642 Foundation of Ville-Marie (Montréal).

1650 Jean Descaries is given a total of 31 arpents on the Island of Montréal by the Sieur de Maisonneuve.

1677 Dollier de Casson, Superior at the Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice and representative of the island's seigneurs, concedes another property to Jean Descaries, this one measuring eighty arpents.

1687 At the death of Jean Descaries, his sons Paul, Michel and Louis inherit his land and continues to clear the Coste Saint-Michel (future Coste Saint-Laurent).

François Dollier de Casson Prêtres de Saint-Sulpice de Montréal Archives

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